Current Postings

Brazeau County
Director of Public Works


Department: Public Works
Reports to:  Chief Administrative Officer

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Public Works is responsible for strategic leadership, administrative management and overall operations of the Public Works division including planning and directing comprehensive construction, maintenance, fleet, waste, water and wastewater utility programs.
This position also plans and implements department objectives and initiatives in alignment with Council’s strategic plan, corporate strategies, and business unit plans in order to maximize service delivery with a high degree of fiscal responsibility and maintaining an example of excellent public service.


  • Develop the department’s goals, policies, and processes, and establish resource allocation in alignment with the organizational strategy, ensuring the safe and effective delivery of all initiatives.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibilities are met within the scope of the position and division; responsible for the effective management of assigned budgets which includes, but not limited to, operation and capital spending, budget development, asset management plans/schedules, tender evaluation, financial reporting, and grant accounting.
  • Professionally develop, mentor, coach, and evaluate all department staff. Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with all department staff to review operations, communicate expectations, advise on policy or procedure changes, and to share information of general interest to the team.
  • Prepares and present reports and professional advice/opinion to the Chief Administrative Officer, Council, Council Committees, and the Leadership Team on public works and infrastructure matters such as, but not limited to, levels of service, performance, activity, project updates, legislative matters, and issues.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the senior management team and facilitate strong interdivisional/interdepartmental working relationship to ensure others are supported to achieve deadlines and complete projects/tasks.
  • Responds to public enquiries, media requests for information or complaints with regard to department activities, following approved policy and procedure.
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with community organizations, Federal and Provincial government departments, and neighboring municipalities with respect to matters of interest to the County.
  • Accountable for working in compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulations and codes, and in a leadership capacity participates in the Health and Safety Program.
  • Strategically lead and be an exemplary ambassador for a safe, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duty, commensurate with the classification and responsibility of the position, across the department in order to meet service priorities and business continuity requirements.
  • Municipal Emergency Management - As a member of the County’s emergency management team, may be requested to report to work to assist in the planning, response, and recovery effort of a municipal emergency incident. Shall acquire and maintain required certification and training.


  • Undergraduate Degree in engineering, public administration, or business administration is preferred.
  • Post-secondary education and a combination of relevant experience will be considered.


  • Professional designation as a Professional Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist is considered to be an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 License is required.
  • Satisfactory Five-Year Commercial Driver’s Abstract is required.
  • Emergency Management and Incident Command System training to be obtained.


  • Minimum five years experience in a leadership/supervisory role.
  • Experience in municipal public works or infrastructure is preferred.
  • A strong service focus with highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge in Federal and Provincial legislation.
  • Clear and confident presentation skills with the ability to address different audiences when required.
  • Proven leadership ability including facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills in order to manage and lead a large and diverse team.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize, multi-task, and delegate.
  • Proficient computer skills using Office 365.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Direct reporting relationships:

  • Chief Administrative Officer Indirect reporting relationships:
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • County Council Interaction with external contacts:
  • Residents and landowners
  • Contractors/Suppliers
  • General public and members of the community
  • Media
  • Local/Provincial/Federal Government Positions reporting to this position:
  • Assistant Director
  • Project Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Operations Assistant
  • Utilities Supervisor
  • Fleet & Facilities Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Construction Supervisor

In the incumbent’s absence, backup support will be provided by:

  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Department Supervisors or Project Managers

This position provides backup support to:

  • Chief Administrative Officer

Compensation Classification:

  • Full-Time, Permanent
  • Department Head
  • Salary Range $130,000 to $160,000 in addition to a comprehensive benefit package


  • Please submit your cover letter and resume to prior to the deadline.
  • The application deadline is Friday, October 20th, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is selected.
  • Applications may be shortlisted prior to the deadline.

We thank all applicants in advance for your application.

Please be advised that only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.